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Sunday, December 29, 2019

3D - Float Your Hills and Valleys

The December Challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is

today I'm excited to share
Float Your Hills and Valleys.

As an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019
every month there is an ambassador challenge.

December's 3D Challenge is all about using
optical illusions,
textures, trapunto, or whatever else makes
a quilt pop into life.

For this month's project, I started with a block pattern
I had designed for the
A Time For All Seasons Block of the Month
I added another column to make the block
12" x 12" finished.

Next, I picked Island Batik fabrics for the 3D effect.

The dark green (BE31-G1) and dark blue (BE21-D2) are batik foundations in the blender collection and the grey and white fabrics are in the solid batik collection.
The light blue in called Bluebird and is in the Freedom collection by Kathy Engle.  
The light green (111932612) is from the Petal Pushers collection also by Kathy Engle.

I cut the pieces for the blocks with the Accuquilt GO! Half Square Triangle-2" Finished square (55712)  from the Accuquilt Go! Qube Mix and Match 8" Block

This is my favorite way to make half-square triangles
the accuracy is amazing.
Then I chain pieced all those half-square triangles with
Aurifil 50 wt thread in white.

I designed the quilt in Electric Quilt with 3 of the Wavy Stripes blocks 

I quilted the background of Float Your Hills and Valleys on my Handiquilter with
 Glide thread in white.  
The blocks were quilted with straight lines following the wavy stripes with 
Aurifil 50 wt variegated #4670
The binding is Island Batik foundation blender fabric (BE21-D2).

I love the way this quilt looks against the white wall in the bedroom 
that is where it will stay.

You can find the full list of Island Batik ambassadors posting for the 
3D Challenge
by clicking HERE.

This is my last post as an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019.
It's been a super fun year and I want to thank 
Island Batik and the industry partners, Aurifil Thread, Accuquilt, and Hobbs Batting,
 for the great products and super fun challenges.
The experience has been priceless!


Anita said...

Your quilt is amazing, the blocks really float! Gorgeous 3D design!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your quilt!!! Modern art at its finest!! Your hills and valleys really float!

Danice G said...

Absolutely love this quilt! It's so modern. Those fabrics and colors are so vibrant. Of course your work is excellent, as always.

Susan said...

Definitely a nice quilt, definitely 3D. These challenges really make you dig deeper, don't they?

Vicki in MN said...

What a great quilt for this challenge, love it.

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Wow! I love the way you got the 3D look both in your blocks and by giving them the floating look over the quilt top! Fabulous.

Kathleen said...

Love this quilt so much! Great job and I can't wait to see what you do in 2020!